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Posts published in “Day: June 15, 2017

Suspension of Opposition MPs Paves Way for One-Way Legislation

[Zambia Reports] The suspension of 48 United Party for National Development was long coming. For a long time they had been pushing to see how far the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini could go in tolerating their innuendos and at times ...

Govt Played No Part in Suspension of Opposition MPs – Spokesman

[RFI] Zambia's government has moved to distance itself from the suspension of 48 opposition MPs who have been slapped with a 30-day ban from the country's parliament. The United Party for National Development (UPND) lawmakers were on Tuesday suspended ...

Once-Proud Democracy Faces Litmus Test

[Deutsche Welle] 48 opposition lawmakers suspended for boycotting a speech by President Edgar Lungu say they will challenge the ruling in court. But analysts argue that there is dwindling confidence in Zambia's judicial system.